THOMAS CARTER
1963 - 2020
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THOMAS CARTER Thomas Harold Carter, 56, of Las Vegas, passed away peacefully at Nathan Adelson Hospice on January 22, 2020. He was born May 4, 1963 to Richard Carter and Betty Brooks. Thomas was a 56-year native of Las Vegas, Nevada. He is preceded in death by his father, Richard Carter. He is survived by his wife Valarie McClure Carter, mother Betty Brooks, twin brother Jerry Carter (wife Tumy), sister Karen Nay (husband Ross), brother Gary Nelson (wife Lisa), and brother Greg Nelson, along with numerous nieces and nephews. He worked many years for Cloud's Landscaping as a Project Manager/Superintendent and managed many large projects including Prim Valley Golf Course, Cascatas Golf Club, Buffalo Bills Casino, Mandalay Bay Hotel, and various large commercial projects. He will be remembered for living life to the fullest, having the most loving and compassionate heart for those less fortunate, and a tremendous love and loyalty for all of his family and friends. Mass services will be held Friday, February 28, 2020, at 1:00 pm at Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic Church, 3050 Alta Drive, with Interment at 3:00 pm at Palm Mortuary North, 6701 N. Jones Blvd. A Celebration of Life immediately following.


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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Feb. 9, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
FEB
28
Celebration of Life
FEB
28
Interment
03:00 PM
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February 27, 2020
As one of the original Glen Heather boys, Tom, Jerry, Pat, Marc, Franky, Byron and the Pruesses), I was deeply saddened to learn of Tom's passing. We all grew up together from Rex Bell through Clark High and as so often happens in life, we each would move in our own direction looking for happiness, love and success and in the process lose touch with each other. But I can honestly say that growing up with Tom and the others has made me a better person, husband and father. Although we had lost touch with each other over the years I will forever miss Tom but never forget how we started the Boy Band era in 1973 by winning the Rex Bell 5th grade talent show with riveting renditions of Seasons in the Sun and Bad Bad Leroy Brown. So Tom "Goodbye to you my trusted friend", and to Jerry and the others, I miss you and love you and think often of our days together and how once we were kings.

Curtis Brown
curtis brown
February 27, 2020
As one of the original Glen Heather boys (Tom, Jerry, Pat, Marc, Byron, Prueses and Franky), I was heartbroken to learn of Tom's passing. We go back to the Rex Bell days and on through high school where, as so often happens, we find new direction in our own lives and lose touch with those who helped shape who we are. I can honestly say having fiends like Tom and those named above growing up have made me a better person, husband and father. Although I hadn't seen Tom in a while I will forever miss him but will never forget how we above started the Boy Band era back in 1973 by winning the Rex Bell 5th grade talent show with riveting renditions of Seasons in the Sun and Bad Bad Leroy Brown. I will miss you Tom and I love the rest of you dearly and think of our days often. God Bless

-Curtis Brown
February 22, 2020
Dearest Tom,
I wish that I had a chance to know you better. Through the eyes and words of Val, I knew that you were a loving and caring guy. Am grateful that you and Val found each other and made the most of your time together. I know that Val was loved unconditionally by you, and was great to see her happy. May you Rest In Peace
Paula Jaeger
February 21, 2020
Rondi Arredondo
Friend
February 21, 2020
Thomas Carter, you were one of a kind. Im so happy you and Val came into each others lives when you did. May you Rest In Peace knowing how much Val and your angels loved you unconditionally. ❤
Rondi
Friend
February 21, 2020
I will never forget the love you had for Valerie. Even the one time I told you to keep on fighting and get better.......your concern was not for yourself but for her. Rest In Peace dear cousin, may you forever be on the right hand of God, your compassion was unmeasurable.
Debbie Jackson
Family
February 21, 2020
I remember Tom from our days together at Rex Bell Elementary and then later at Clark High School. Never heard him say an unkind word. My condolences to his family.
Bryan Earl
February 20, 2020
In loving memory of my dear friend Tom, whom Ive known almost my entire life. Ill never forget all the wonderful memories we all made from Elementary through High School, and into our adult years.

Ill always remember how sweet, kind and loving you were to me. You always had such a big heart, smile on your face, and of course, that signature laugh/giggle that made us crack up for no reason!

These last 5 years have been bittersweet. I was so happy when you and Val reconnected and made a life together. She was your first and last love of your life.❤ Watching your love story unfold and the hardships you endured with your health, is a true testament to what Love means between two people. It was truly special to witness. I love you both so very much.

You fought this battle like no other until the bitter end. Tom, you will forever be my hero! Dont worry about your Kitty, we told you wed take care of her. She loves and misses you so, so much...as we all do.

My deepest prayers, love and sympathy to Val, Jerry, Sam, Karen and the Entire Family. Heaven gained an Angel that lived his life to the fullest and on his terms. Unique You were! Im so grateful to have had you as my forever Friend...I love you...Rest In Peace our Sweet TomTom❤
Shirley Garcia-Unruh
Friend
February 20, 2020
I remember Tom from my high school days at Clark. He was a great guy! I am so sorry for his family's loss.
John Newlin
Classmate
February 19, 2020
I went to Ed W Clark High School with Tom. He was such a great person with a wonderful smile. I moved away from Las Vegas right after high school but enjoyed seeing him and Val on Facebook especially their great love story despite the great adversity of the disease he fought so valiantly these last few years. He will be greatly missed.
Kathy P
Classmate
February 18, 2020
It was amazing watching yours and Vals Love Story, and there is nothing Greater. Your Bond can never be broken. Rest In Peace Thomas. Your Girl will always be Your Girl and Vice Versa. She will be in good hands until you are joined together again.
Kathi Chacon
Friend
February 18, 2020
Dear Tom,
You will be sorely missed. Always so pleasant to be around.Thank you for loving my cousin Val. You made her so happy even if your time together was so short.Love you!
Rhonda Steinitz
February 18, 2020
You will be missed Thomas Carter! Your contagious laugh and zest for life will remain with us. My heart felt condolences to Val, Jerry and Thomas' family. Heaven has gained an angel.❤ Rest in peace my dear friend.
Carrie Clark
February 18, 2020
Carrie Clark
February 18, 2020
Carrie Clark
February 13, 2020
To one of the best friends I ever had ! You will be missed dearly by all your friends and family. I love you Thomas, rest in peace my best friend and watch over all of us closely dear angel....Marc Masters ( Burke )
February 9, 2020
I'll always remember Us this way ❤
You will Forever be my Always ! Thomas Carter you are so loved and missed more than you will ever know. The part of you that is me will never die! RIP my beautiful Angel ❤ I love and miss you dearly, until we meet again! ❤
Valarie McClure Carter
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